Biology Darwinism Informatics Mathematics Natural selection Self-Org. Theory

The Limits of Self Organisation

I’m writing to tell people about a paper of mine that was published in Synthese last month, titled:  “Self-organisation in dynamical systems: a limiting result”.  While the paper doesn’t address intelligent design as such, it indirectly establishes strict limits to what such evolutionary mechanisms as natural selection can accomplish.  In particular, it shows that physical Read More…

Intelligent Design

Hand Waving is Not an Argument

In this article British neuroscientist Patrick Haggard has his assistant stimulate parts of his brain in a way that causes his fingers to twitch.  Then the scientist announces in magisterial tones, “See, we have no free will.”  Rubbish.   For decades we have known that stimulating certain areas of the brain with electrical impulses causes reactions Read More…